You are in the middle of a renovation project, and it is time to consider the flooring you want. You are working with your Ottawa flooring company but may be getting confused by the different products available. First, consider that flooring is functional and reflects the décor of the room and your personal preferences. In addition, additional rooms may require different flooring criteria.
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This is a high-traffic area, so be sure the flooring won’t be slick under normal circumstances and that it is laid very even and level.
Be sure that it cleans easily because of the spills. Hardwood will not deal with moisture very well, so that might be something you can cross off your list. After spending your money, you don’t want to have to replace it because of warping.
Tile is always a good choice, as well as linoleum. Vinyl is suitable if it is high quality. These are all excellent choices for durability and a finish that will last for quite a while.
The flooring needs to complement all of the other aspects of the kitchen, including cabinetry, fixtures, countertops, and walls. Darker colours make it feel homier and light colours will reflect light and feel more open.
The keyword in a bathroom is wet. From stepping out of the shower to dropping soap and frequent cleanings, hardwood is not an optimal choice.
A good quality laminate is the most budget-friendly but be sure the glue is especially for bathrooms or high moisture areas so that you won’t need to worry about edges curling.
Tile is always a popular option. They come in various sizes, like a small mosaics or large squares and oblongs. They can be cut from natural stone, porcelain, or ceramic. You can continue your design up the wall or around the shower in the same or similar but smaller form. The tile is very durable for this high-traffic area.
Whatever you choose, be sure to include a waterproof underlayment. This will help with the moisture level and risk of seepage. It is also recommended that you have waterproof membranes around the foundation walls.
The carpet will need a closed-cell underpad.
Wood or laminate needs a plywood subfloor with poly.
Solid hardwood is the wrong choice because the planks will expand and contract, which will end up as warps and cracks.
Engineered wood flooring is a good option because it will expand and contract depending on the moisture level. However, just use a grade recommended for basements.
Painting is always a good option for a concrete floor.
Hardwood has a lot of styles and colour tones to choose from and will give the room an elegant finish.
Engineered flooring looks much like hardwood but can handle temperature fluctuations and is considerably less expensive.
The carpet is nice and traditional, though out of favour over the past few years. Still, it can be the best for small children.
Cork is the hottest item on the market. It is very durable and reasonably inexpensive.
You may want to ask your flooring retailer to bring samples so that you can see them in the environment they will eventually occupy.
Continental Flooring offers the best Ottawa flooring renovation.
At Continental Flooring, we have the best experts in all flooring types and can help you make the best decision for your home. Whether you are looking for carpet, hardwood, tile, or vinyl flooring, we have a variety of options to choose from. We also offer a wide range of colours and styles to ensure that you find the perfect flooring for your home. Call us today at 613-274-7977 to schedule a free consultation.